The former legislator Wavinya Ndeti has come out amid rage to defend the actions of Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko saying Sonko did nothing wrong he was only but excising his democratic right to address the people and it was improper for the Master of Ceremony to switch off his microphone.
Sonko’s microphone was switched off while he was addressing mourners at Wavinya’s husband burial ceremony, Sonko was cut short before completing his speech.
Wavinya says, though bereaved, she was forced to take to the podium to “demand the microphone be switched on for Sonko to conclude his speech.” “People ought to respect each other despite political differences. Sonko had a right to speak,” Wavinya added.
When calm was restored, Sonko was asked to read President Uhuru Kenyatta’s speech, but mourners – who had been taken aback by his actions would not let him.
The mourners were uncomfortable with Sonko’s remarks after he declared himself the acting president while the Deputy President was still in the country. Others held that Sonko has not been send to deliver president’s speech but had only made up his own speech.
“The drama did not affect me or my family. Sonko stayed at our home until late, and he even used his vehicle to ferry mourners to different destinations within Machakos County,” the defensive Wavinya said.
State House has however come out to clarify that truly the flamboyant politician did not have any communication from the presidency. He didn’t have any speech from the president in his hands.
All the papers he was holding were nothing but his own speech as the “acting president